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  • emrys@globe.net.nz
    Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Cadfan of Wales * St. Ceitho of Wales * St. Pabiali
    Message 1 of 15 , Oct 31, 2004
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      Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November

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      * St. Cadfan of Wales
      * St. Ceitho of Wales
      * St. Pabiali of Wales
      * St. Dingad of Wales
      * St. Cledwyn of Wales
      * St. Gwythian of Cornwall
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      St. Cadfan of Wales, Abbot
      (Catamanu, Catman)
      ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Died probably at Bardsey in the early 6th century. A missionary from
      Letavia (probably in Brittany but possibly in south-eastern Wales) to
      Wales, Cadfan founded monasteries at Towyn in Merionethshire and
      Llangadfan in Montgomeryshire, and later a monastic centre on the island
      of Bardsey (Ynys Enlli), where he was first abbot. Bardsey developed
      into a great centre of monasticism. It is said that as he went from
      Towyn to Llangadfan he passed through Pistyll Gadfan, Eisteddfa Gadfa,
      and Llwbyr Gadfan.

      Bardsey Island is still a wild, isolated place - exactly the kind of
      spot to which the Celtic monks liked to retreat. The first monastery
      here was founded by St Cadfan in 429. Today's remains are 13th century
      and are of the Augustinian abbey of St Mary, built on the site of the
      original monastery. In time Bardsey became one of the most popular
      places of pilgrimage in Britain and many went there to be buried so as
      to be close to the numerous ascetic saints who died there. In time it
      became
      known as "The Island of 20,000 Saints." Human bones were so common that
      they were used to mend fences!

      Cadfan's holy well could be found in the churchyard at Towyn, near his
      chapel (since destroyed), where many were cured of rheumatism, scrofula,
      and skin diseases. It continued to attract pilgrims long after the
      Reformation. Baths and changing-rooms were added until it went into
      disuse about 1894.

      In the church at Towyn, there is a stone pillar, called the Cadfan
      stone, with an ancient inscription that marks the place of his burial:

      "Beneath a similar mound lies Cadfan,
      sad it should enclose the praise of the earth.
      May he rest without blemish."

      A Cadfan also has an active cultus in Finistere and Cotes du Nord,
      Brittany. While it is generally held that this is the same Cadfan (the
      reason for thinking that he was a Breton), there are still problems in
      making the connection between the two. The question may never be
      settled. The Breton Cadfan is the patron of a church at Poullan, near
      Douarnenez. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

      Troparion of St Cadfan tone 8
      Leaving thy native Brittany for the love of Christ, O Father Cadfan,/
      thou dost teach us not to love places or things more than Him./
      Wherefore, O holy one, intercede for us that we may be faithful to our
      calling and found worthy of great mercy.

      Information and photographs of Bardsey Island:
      http://freespace.virgin.net/well.springs/Wellspring_of_Pilgrimage/bardsey.ht
      m

      http://web.archive.org/web/20001207171600/http://www.ccw.gov.uk/register/eng
      lish/level2/bardsey.htm

      http://www.britannia.com/wales/sacred/sac14.html



      St. Ceitho of Wales
      ---------------------------------------------------------------
      6th century. One of five brothers, saints of the great Welsh family of
      Cunedda. A church at Pumpsant was dedicated to the five brothers. That
      at Llangeith in Cardiganshire, was founded by Saint Ceitho
      (Benedictines).

      Troparion of St Ceitho tone 8
      In God's earthly house is the very Gate of Heaven,/ O holy Ceitho in thy
      foundation thou didst open to men the way of salvation./ Wherefore, O
      Saint, pray that we, entering His holy temple,/ may worthily stand
      before God and implore Him to grant mercy to our souls.


      St. Pabiali (Partypallai) of Wales
      ---------------------------------------------------------------
      5th or 6th century. Pabiali, another son of the British prince Brychan
      by his Spanish wife Proistri, is said to have gone to Spain. He is
      patron of a chapel called Partypallai in Wales (Benedictines).



      St. Cledwyn (Clydwyn) of Wales
      ---------------------------------------------------------------
      5th century. Patron saint of Llangledwyn in Carmarthenshire. Alleged
      to have been the eldest son of King Saint Brychan (f.d. April 6), and to
      have succeeded him as ruler of part of his dominions (Benedictines).


      St. Dingad (Digat) of Wales
      ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Died 5th century. Saint Dingad was another son of the chieftain Brychan
      of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He led a monastic or eremitical life at
      Llandingad (Llandovery, Dyfed) in Monmouthshire, southern Wales. The
      patron of Dingestow (Gwent) may be today's saint or Dingad ab Nudd Hael,
      king of Bryn Buga (Benedictines, Bowen, Farmer).


      Troparion of Ss Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad tone 4
      Treasures of the legacy of Brychan,/ noble ascetics and teachers of the
      Orthodox Faith,/ O pious Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad, who make this day
      illustrious with your memory,/ cease not in your intercessions before
      the Throne of Grace/ that Christ our God will be gracious to us and show
      us great mercy.


      St. Gwythian (Gwithian, Gothian)
      ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Date unknown. Saint Gwythian, patron of a church in northern Cornwall
      and a nearby ruined chapel, settled at Towednack and was probably
      associated with Saint Winwaloe (f.d. March 3) (Farmer).

      Church of Saint Gwithian in Cornwall
      http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/Gwithian.htm


      Lives kindly supplied by:
      For All the Saints:
      http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

      Orthodox Ireland Saints
      http://www.orthodoxireland.com/saints/

      These Lives are archived at:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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    • Maincin Maincin
      Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Cadfan of Wales * St. Ceitho of Wales * St. Pabiali
      Message 2 of 15 , Oct 31, 2005
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        Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November

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        * St. Cadfan of Wales
        * St. Ceitho of Wales
        * St. Pabiali of Wales
        * St. Dingad of Wales
        * St. Cledwyn of Wales
        * St. Gwythian of Cornwall
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        St. Cadfan of Wales, Abbot
        (Catamanu, Catman)
        ---------------------------------------------------------------
        Died probably at Bardsey in the early 6th century. A missionary from
        Letavia (probably in Brittany but possibly in south-eastern Wales) to
        Wales, Cadfan founded monasteries at Towyn in Merionethshire and
        Llangadfan in Montgomeryshire, and later a monastic centre on the island
        of Bardsey (Ynys Enlli), where he was first abbot. Bardsey developed
        into a great centre of monasticism. It is said that as he went from
        Towyn to Llangadfan he passed through Pistyll Gadfan, Eisteddfa Gadfa,
        and Llwbyr Gadfan.

        Bardsey Island is still a wild, isolated place - exactly the kind of
        spot to which the Celtic monks liked to retreat. The first monastery
        here was founded by St Cadfan in 429. Today's remains are 13th century
        and are of the Augustinian abbey of St Mary, built on the site of the
        original monastery. In time Bardsey became one of the most popular
        places of pilgrimage in Britain and many went there to be buried so as
        to be close to the numerous ascetic saints who died there. In time it
        became
        known as "The Island of 20,000 Saints." Human bones were so common that
        they were used to mend fences!

        Cadfan's holy well could be found in the churchyard at Towyn, near his
        chapel (since destroyed), where many were cured of rheumatism, scrofula,
        and skin diseases. It continued to attract pilgrims long after the
        Reformation. Baths and changing-rooms were added until it went into
        disuse about 1894.

        In the church at Towyn, there is a stone pillar, called the Cadfan
        stone, with an ancient inscription that marks the place of his burial:

        "Beneath a similar mound lies Cadfan,
        sad it should enclose the praise of the earth.
        May he rest without blemish."

        A Cadfan also has an active cultus in Finistere and Cotes du Nord,
        Brittany. While it is generally held that this is the same Cadfan (the
        reason for thinking that he was a Breton), there are still problems in
        making the connection between the two. The question may never be
        settled. The Breton Cadfan is the patron of a church at Poullan, near
        Douarnenez. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

        Troparion of St Cadfan tone 8
        Leaving thy native Brittany for the love of Christ, O Father Cadfan,/
        thou dost teach us not to love places or things more than Him./
        Wherefore, O holy one, intercede for us that we may be faithful to our
        calling and found worthy of great mercy.

        Information and photographs of Bardsey Island:
        http://freespace.virgin.net/well.springs/Wellspring_of_Pilgrimage/bardsey.ht
        m

        http://web.archive.org/web/20001207171600/http://www.ccw.gov.uk/register/eng
        lish/level2/bardsey.htm

        http://www.britannia.com/wales/sacred/sac14.html



        St. Ceitho of Wales
        ---------------------------------------------------------------
        6th century. One of five brothers, saints of the great Welsh family of
        Cunedda. A church at Pumpsant was dedicated to the five brothers. That
        at Llangeith in Cardiganshire, was founded by Saint Ceitho
        (Benedictines).

        Troparion of St Ceitho tone 8
        In God's earthly house is the very Gate of Heaven,/ O holy Ceitho in thy
        foundation thou didst open to men the way of salvation./ Wherefore, O
        Saint, pray that we, entering His holy temple,/ may worthily stand
        before God and implore Him to grant mercy to our souls.


        St. Pabiali (Partypallai) of Wales
        ---------------------------------------------------------------
        5th or 6th century. Pabiali, another son of the British prince Brychan
        by his Spanish wife Proistri, is said to have gone to Spain. He is
        patron of a chapel called Partypallai in Wales (Benedictines).



        St. Cledwyn (Clydwyn) of Wales
        ---------------------------------------------------------------
        5th century. Patron saint of Llangledwyn in Carmarthenshire. Alleged
        to have been the eldest son of King Saint Brychan (f.d. April 6), and to
        have succeeded him as ruler of part of his dominions (Benedictines).


        St. Dingad (Digat) of Wales
        ---------------------------------------------------------------
        Died 5th century. Saint Dingad was another son of the chieftain Brychan
        of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He led a monastic or eremitical life at
        Llandingad (Llandovery, Dyfed) in Monmouthshire, southern Wales. The
        patron of Dingestow (Gwent) may be today's saint or Dingad ab Nudd Hael,
        king of Bryn Buga (Benedictines, Bowen, Farmer).


        Troparion of Ss Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad tone 4
        Treasures of the legacy of Brychan,/ noble ascetics and teachers of the
        Orthodox Faith,/ O pious Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad, who make this day
        illustrious with your memory,/ cease not in your intercessions before
        the Throne of Grace/ that Christ our God will be gracious to us and show
        us great mercy.


        St. Gwythian (Gwithian, Gothian)
        ---------------------------------------------------------------
        Date unknown. Saint Gwythian, patron of a church in northern Cornwall
        and a nearby ruined chapel, settled at Towednack and was probably
        associated with Saint Winwaloe (f.d. March 3) (Farmer).

        Church of Saint Gwithian in Cornwall
        http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/Gwithian.htm


        Lives kindly supplied by:
        For All the Saints:
        http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

        These Lives are archived at:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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      • emrys@globe.net.nz
        Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Cadfan of Wales * St. Ceitho of Wales * St. Pabiali
        Message 3 of 15 , Oct 31, 2006
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          Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November

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          * St. Cadfan of Wales
          * St. Ceitho of Wales
          * St. Pabiali of Wales
          * St. Dingad of Wales
          * St. Cledwyn of Wales
          * St. Gwythian of Cornwall
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          St. Cadfan of Wales, Abbot
          (Catamanu, Catman)
          ---------------------------------------------------------------
          Died probably at Bardsey in the early 6th century. A missionary from
          Letavia (probably in Brittany but possibly in south-eastern Wales) to
          Wales, Cadfan founded monasteries at Towyn in Merionethshire and
          Llangadfan in Montgomeryshire, and later a monastic centre on the island
          of Bardsey (Ynys Enlli), where he was first abbot. Bardsey developed
          into a great centre of monasticism. It is said that as he went from
          Towyn to Llangadfan he passed through Pistyll Gadfan, Eisteddfa Gadfa,
          and Llwbyr Gadfan.

          Bardsey Island is still a wild, isolated place - exactly the kind of
          spot to which the Celtic monks liked to retreat. The first monastery
          here was founded by St Cadfan in 429. Today's remains are 13th century
          and are of the Augustinian abbey of St Mary, built on the site of the
          original monastery. In time Bardsey became one of the most popular
          places of pilgrimage in Britain and many went there to be buried so as
          to be close to the numerous ascetic saints who died there. In time it
          became
          known as "The Island of 20,000 Saints." Human bones were so common that
          they were used to mend fences!

          Cadfan's holy well could be found in the churchyard at Towyn, near his
          chapel (since destroyed), where many were cured of rheumatism, scrofula,
          and skin diseases. It continued to attract pilgrims long after the
          Reformation. Baths and changing-rooms were added until it went into
          disuse about 1894.

          In the church at Towyn, there is a stone pillar, called the Cadfan
          stone, with an ancient inscription that marks the place of his burial:

          "Beneath a similar mound lies Cadfan,
          sad it should enclose the praise of the earth.
          May he rest without blemish."

          A Cadfan also has an active cultus in Finistere and Cotes du Nord,
          Brittany. While it is generally held that this is the same Cadfan (the
          reason for thinking that he was a Breton), there are still problems in
          making the connection between the two. The question may never be
          settled. The Breton Cadfan is the patron of a church at Poullan, near
          Douarnenez. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

          Troparion of St Cadfan tone 8
          Leaving thy native Brittany for the love of Christ, O Father Cadfan,/
          thou dost teach us not to love places or things more than Him./
          Wherefore, O holy one, intercede for us that we may be faithful to our
          calling and found worthy of great mercy.

          Information and photographs of Bardsey Island:
          http://freespace.virgin.net/well.springs/Wellspring_of_Pilgrimage/bardsey.ht
          m

          http://web.archive.org/web/20001207171600/http://www.ccw.gov.uk/register/eng
          lish/level2/bardsey.htm

          http://www.britannia.com/wales/sacred/sac14.html



          St. Ceitho of Wales
          ---------------------------------------------------------------
          6th century. One of five brothers, saints of the great Welsh family of
          Cunedda. A church at Pumpsant was dedicated to the five brothers. That
          at Llangeith in Cardiganshire, was founded by Saint Ceitho
          (Benedictines).

          Troparion of St Ceitho tone 8
          In God's earthly house is the very Gate of Heaven,/ O holy Ceitho in thy
          foundation thou didst open to men the way of salvation./ Wherefore, O
          Saint, pray that we, entering His holy temple,/ may worthily stand
          before God and implore Him to grant mercy to our souls.


          St. Pabiali (Partypallai) of Wales
          ---------------------------------------------------------------
          5th or 6th century. Pabiali, another son of the British prince Brychan
          by his Spanish wife Proistri, is said to have gone to Spain. He is
          patron of a chapel called Partypallai in Wales (Benedictines).



          St. Cledwyn (Clydwyn) of Wales
          ---------------------------------------------------------------
          5th century. Patron saint of Llangledwyn in Carmarthenshire. Alleged
          to have been the eldest son of King Saint Brychan (f.d. April 6), and to
          have succeeded him as ruler of part of his dominions (Benedictines).


          St. Dingad (Digat) of Wales
          ---------------------------------------------------------------
          Died 5th century. Saint Dingad was another son of the chieftain Brychan
          of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He led a monastic or eremitical life at
          Llandingad (Llandovery, Dyfed) in Monmouthshire, southern Wales. The
          patron of Dingestow (Gwent) may be today's saint or Dingad ab Nudd Hael,
          king of Bryn Buga (Benedictines, Bowen, Farmer).


          Troparion of Ss Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad tone 4
          Treasures of the legacy of Brychan,/ noble ascetics and teachers of the
          Orthodox Faith,/ O pious Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad, who make this day
          illustrious with your memory,/ cease not in your intercessions before
          the Throne of Grace/ that Christ our God will be gracious to us and show
          us great mercy.


          St. Gwythian (Gwithian, Gothian)
          ---------------------------------------------------------------
          Date unknown. Saint Gwythian, patron of a church in northern Cornwall
          and a nearby ruined chapel, settled at Towednack and was probably
          associated with Saint Winwaloe (f.d. March 3) (Farmer).

          Church of Saint Gwithian in Cornwall
          http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/Gwithian.htm


          Lives kindly supplied by:
          For All the Saints:
          http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

          These Lives are archived at:
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
          ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤
        • emrys@globe.net.nz
          Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Cadfan of Wales * St. Ceitho of Wales * St. Pabiali
          Message 4 of 15 , Oct 30, 2007
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            Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November

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            * St. Cadfan of Wales
            * St. Ceitho of Wales
            * St. Pabiali of Wales
            * St. Dingad of Wales
            * St. Cledwyn of Wales
            * St. Gwythian of Cornwall
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            St. Cadfan of Wales, Abbot
            (Catamanu, Catman)
            ---------------------------------------------------------------
            Died probably at Bardsey in the early 6th century. A missionary from
            Letavia (probably in Brittany but possibly in south-eastern Wales) to
            Wales, Cadfan founded monasteries at Towyn in Merionethshire and
            Llangadfan in Montgomeryshire, and later a monastic centre on the island
            of Bardsey (Ynys Enlli), where he was first abbot. Bardsey developed
            into a great centre of monasticism. It is said that as he went from
            Towyn to Llangadfan he passed through Pistyll Gadfan, Eisteddfa Gadfa,
            and Llwbyr Gadfan.

            Bardsey Island is still a wild, isolated place - exactly the kind of
            spot to which the Celtic monks liked to retreat. The first monastery
            here was founded by St Cadfan in 429. Today's remains are 13th century
            and are of the Augustinian abbey of St Mary, built on the site of the
            original monastery. In time Bardsey became one of the most popular
            places of pilgrimage in Britain and many went there to be buried so as
            to be close to the numerous ascetic saints who died there. In time it
            became
            known as "The Island of 20,000 Saints." Human bones were so common that
            they were used to mend fences!

            Cadfan's holy well could be found in the churchyard at Towyn, near his
            chapel (since destroyed), where many were cured of rheumatism, scrofula,
            and skin diseases. It continued to attract pilgrims long after the
            Reformation. Baths and changing-rooms were added until it went into
            disuse about 1894.

            In the church at Towyn, there is a stone pillar, called the Cadfan
            stone, with an ancient inscription that marks the place of his burial:

            "Beneath a similar mound lies Cadfan,
            sad it should enclose the praise of the earth.
            May he rest without blemish."

            A Cadfan also has an active cultus in Finistere and Cotes du Nord,
            Brittany. While it is generally held that this is the same Cadfan (the
            reason for thinking that he was a Breton), there are still problems in
            making the connection between the two. The question may never be
            settled. The Breton Cadfan is the patron of a church at Poullan, near
            Douarnenez. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

            Troparion of St Cadfan tone 8
            Leaving thy native Brittany for the love of Christ, O Father Cadfan,/
            thou dost teach us not to love places or things more than Him./
            Wherefore, O holy one, intercede for us that we may be faithful to our
            calling and found worthy of great mercy.

            Information and photographs of Bardsey Island:
            http://freespace.virgin.net/well.springs/Wellspring_of_Pilgrimage/bardsey.ht
            m

            http://web.archive.org/web/20001207171600/http://www.ccw.gov.uk/register/eng
            lish/level2/bardsey.htm

            http://www.britannia.com/wales/sacred/sac14.html



            St. Ceitho of Wales
            ---------------------------------------------------------------
            6th century. One of five brothers, saints of the great Welsh family of
            Cunedda. A church at Pumpsant was dedicated to the five brothers. That
            at Llangeith in Cardiganshire, was founded by Saint Ceitho
            (Benedictines).

            Troparion of St Ceitho tone 8
            In God's earthly house is the very Gate of Heaven,/ O holy Ceitho in thy
            foundation thou didst open to men the way of salvation./ Wherefore, O
            Saint, pray that we, entering His holy temple,/ may worthily stand
            before God and implore Him to grant mercy to our souls.


            St. Pabiali (Partypallai) of Wales
            ---------------------------------------------------------------
            5th or 6th century. Pabiali, another son of the British prince Brychan
            by his Spanish wife Proistri, is said to have gone to Spain. He is
            patron of a chapel called Partypallai in Wales (Benedictines).



            St. Cledwyn (Clydwyn) of Wales
            ---------------------------------------------------------------
            5th century. Patron saint of Llangledwyn in Carmarthenshire. Alleged
            to have been the eldest son of King Saint Brychan (f.d. April 6), and to
            have succeeded him as ruler of part of his dominions (Benedictines).


            St. Dingad (Digat) of Wales
            ---------------------------------------------------------------
            Died 5th century. Saint Dingad was another son of the chieftain Brychan
            of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He led a monastic or eremitical life at
            Llandingad (Llandovery, Dyfed) in Monmouthshire, southern Wales. The
            patron of Dingestow (Gwent) may be today's saint or Dingad ab Nudd Hael,
            king of Bryn Buga (Benedictines, Bowen, Farmer).


            Troparion of Ss Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad tone 4
            Treasures of the legacy of Brychan,/ noble ascetics and teachers of the
            Orthodox Faith,/ O pious Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad, who make this day
            illustrious with your memory,/ cease not in your intercessions before
            the Throne of Grace/ that Christ our God will be gracious to us and show
            us great mercy.


            St. Gwythian (Gwithian, Gothian)
            ---------------------------------------------------------------
            Date unknown. Saint Gwythian, patron of a church in northern Cornwall
            and a nearby ruined chapel, settled at Towednack and was probably
            associated with Saint Winwaloe (f.d. March 3) (Farmer).

            Church of Saint Gwithian in Cornwall
            http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/Gwithian.htm


            Lives kindly supplied by:
            For All the Saints:
            http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

            These Lives are archived at:
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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          • emrys@globe.net.nz
            Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Cadfan of Wales * St. Ceitho of Wales * St. Pabiali
            Message 5 of 15 , Oct 31, 2008
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              * St. Cadfan of Wales
              * St. Ceitho of Wales
              * St. Pabiali of Wales
              * St. Dingad of Wales
              * St. Cledwyn of Wales
              * St. Gwythian of Cornwall
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              St. Cadfan of Wales, Abbot
              (Catamanu, Catman)
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
              Died probably at Bardsey in the early 6th century. A missionary from
              Letavia (probably in Brittany but possibly in south-eastern Wales) to
              Wales, Cadfan founded monasteries at Towyn in Merionethshire and
              Llangadfan in Montgomeryshire, and later a monastic centre on the island
              of Bardsey (Ynys Enlli), where he was first abbot. Bardsey developed
              into a great centre of monasticism. It is said that as he went from
              Towyn to Llangadfan he passed through Pistyll Gadfan, Eisteddfa Gadfa,
              and Llwbyr Gadfan.

              Bardsey Island is still a wild, isolated place - exactly the kind of
              spot to which the Celtic monks liked to retreat. The first monastery
              here was founded by St Cadfan in 429. Today's remains are 13th century
              and are of the Augustinian abbey of St Mary, built on the site of the
              original monastery. In time Bardsey became one of the most popular
              places of pilgrimage in Britain and many went there to be buried so as
              to be close to the numerous ascetic saints who died there. In time it
              became
              known as "The Island of 20,000 Saints." Human bones were so common that
              they were used to mend fences!

              Cadfan's holy well could be found in the churchyard at Towyn, near his
              chapel (since destroyed), where many were cured of rheumatism, scrofula,
              and skin diseases. It continued to attract pilgrims long after the
              Reformation. Baths and changing-rooms were added until it went into
              disuse about 1894.

              In the church at Towyn, there is a stone pillar, called the Cadfan
              stone, with an ancient inscription that marks the place of his burial:

              "Beneath a similar mound lies Cadfan,
              sad it should enclose the praise of the earth.
              May he rest without blemish."

              A Cadfan also has an active cultus in Finistere and Cotes du Nord,
              Brittany. While it is generally held that this is the same Cadfan (the
              reason for thinking that he was a Breton), there are still problems in
              making the connection between the two. The question may never be
              settled. The Breton Cadfan is the patron of a church at Poullan, near
              Douarnenez. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

              Troparion of St Cadfan tone 8
              Leaving thy native Brittany for the love of Christ, O Father Cadfan,/
              thou dost teach us not to love places or things more than Him./
              Wherefore, O holy one, intercede for us that we may be faithful to our
              calling and found worthy of great mercy.

              Information and photographs of Bardsey Island:
              http://freespace.virgin.net/well.springs/Wellspring_of_Pilgrimage/bardsey.htm
              m

              http://web.archive.org/web/20001207171600/http://www.ccw.gov.uk/register/english/level2/bardsey.htm
              TINY Url
              http://tinyurl.com/633clg

              http://www.britannia.com/wales/sacred/sac14.html



              St. Ceitho of Wales
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
              6th century. One of five brothers, saints of the great Welsh family of
              Cunedda. A church at Pumpsant was dedicated to the five brothers. That
              at Llangeith in Cardiganshire, was founded by Saint Ceitho
              (Benedictines).

              Troparion of St Ceitho tone 8
              In God's earthly house is the very Gate of Heaven,/ O holy Ceitho in thy
              foundation thou didst open to men the way of salvation./ Wherefore, O
              Saint, pray that we, entering His holy temple,/ may worthily stand
              before God and implore Him to grant mercy to our souls.


              St. Pabiali (Partypallai) of Wales
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
              5th or 6th century. Pabiali, another son of the British prince Brychan
              by his Spanish wife Proistri, is said to have gone to Spain. He is
              patron of a chapel called Partypallai in Wales (Benedictines).



              St. Cledwyn (Clydwyn) of Wales
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
              5th century. Patron saint of Llangledwyn in Carmarthenshire. Alleged
              to have been the eldest son of King Saint Brychan (f.d. April 6), and to
              have succeeded him as ruler of part of his dominions (Benedictines).


              St. Dingad (Digat) of Wales
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
              Died 5th century. Saint Dingad was another son of the chieftain Brychan
              of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He led a monastic or eremitical life at
              Llandingad (Llandovery, Dyfed) in Monmouthshire, southern Wales. The
              patron of Dingestow (Gwent) may be today's saint or Dingad ab Nudd Hael,
              king of Bryn Buga (Benedictines, Bowen, Farmer).


              Troparion of Ss Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad tone 4
              Treasures of the legacy of Brychan,/ noble ascetics and teachers of the
              Orthodox Faith,/ O pious Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad, who make this day
              illustrious with your memory,/ cease not in your intercessions before
              the Throne of Grace/ that Christ our God will be gracious to us and show
              us great mercy.


              St. Gwythian (Gwithian, Gothian)
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
              Date unknown. Saint Gwythian, patron of a church in northern Cornwall
              and a nearby ruined chapel, settled at Towednack and was probably
              associated with Saint Winwaloe (f.d. March 3) (Farmer).

              Church of Saint Gwithian in Cornwall
              http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/Gwithian.htm


              Lives kindly supplied by:
              For All the Saints:
              http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

              These Lives are archived at:
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
              ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤
            • emrys@globe.net.nz
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                Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November

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                * St. Cadfan of Wales
                * St. Ceitho of Wales
                * St. Pabiali of Wales
                * St. Dingad of Wales
                * St. Cledwyn of Wales
                * St. Gwythian of Cornwall
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                St. Cadfan of Wales, Abbot
                (Catamanu, Catman)
                ---------------------------------------------------------------
                Died probably at Bardsey in the early 6th century. A missionary from
                Letavia (probably in Brittany but possibly in south-eastern Wales) to
                Wales, Cadfan founded monasteries at Towyn in Merionethshire and
                Llangadfan in Montgomeryshire, and later a monastic centre on the island
                of Bardsey (Ynys Enlli), where he was first abbot. Bardsey developed
                into a great centre of monasticism. It is said that as he went from
                Towyn to Llangadfan he passed through Pistyll Gadfan, Eisteddfa Gadfa,
                and Llwbyr Gadfan.

                Bardsey Island is still a wild, isolated place - exactly the kind of
                spot to which the Celtic monks liked to retreat. The first monastery
                here was founded by St Cadfan in 429. Today's remains are 13th century
                and are of the Augustinian abbey of St Mary, built on the site of the
                original monastery. In time Bardsey became one of the most popular
                places of pilgrimage in Britain and many went there to be buried so as
                to be close to the numerous ascetic saints who died there. In time it
                became
                known as "The Island of 20,000 Saints." Human bones were so common that
                they were used to mend fences!

                Cadfan's holy well could be found in the churchyard at Towyn, near his
                chapel (since destroyed), where many were cured of rheumatism, scrofula,
                and skin diseases. It continued to attract pilgrims long after the
                Reformation. Baths and changing-rooms were added until it went into
                disuse about 1894.

                In the church at Towyn, there is a stone pillar, called the Cadfan
                stone, with an ancient inscription that marks the place of his burial:

                "Beneath a similar mound lies Cadfan,
                sad it should enclose the praise of the earth.
                May he rest without blemish."

                A Cadfan also has an active cultus in Finistere and Cotes du Nord,
                Brittany. While it is generally held that this is the same Cadfan (the
                reason for thinking that he was a Breton), there are still problems in
                making the connection between the two. The question may never be
                settled. The Breton Cadfan is the patron of a church at Poullan, near
                Douarnenez. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

                Troparion of St Cadfan tone 8
                Leaving thy native Brittany for the love of Christ, O Father Cadfan,/
                thou dost teach us not to love places or things more than Him./
                Wherefore, O holy one, intercede for us that we may be faithful to our
                calling and found worthy of great mercy.

                Information and photographs of Bardsey Island:
                http://freespace.virgin.net/well.springs/Wellspring_of_Pilgrimage/bardsey.htm
                m

                http://web.archive.org/web/20001207171600/http://www.ccw.gov.uk/register/english/level2/bardsey.htm
                TINY Url
                http://tinyurl.com/633clg

                http://www.britannia.com/wales/sacred/sac14.html



                St. Ceitho of Wales
                ---------------------------------------------------------------
                6th century. One of five brothers, saints of the great Welsh family of
                Cunedda. A church at Pumpsant was dedicated to the five brothers. That
                at Llangeith in Cardiganshire, was founded by Saint Ceitho
                (Benedictines).

                Troparion of St Ceitho tone 8
                In God's earthly house is the very Gate of Heaven,/ O holy Ceitho in thy
                foundation thou didst open to men the way of salvation./ Wherefore, O
                Saint, pray that we, entering His holy temple,/ may worthily stand
                before God and implore Him to grant mercy to our souls.


                St. Pabiali (Partypallai) of Wales
                ---------------------------------------------------------------
                5th or 6th century. Pabiali, another son of the British prince Brychan
                by his Spanish wife Proistri, is said to have gone to Spain. He is
                patron of a chapel called Partypallai in Wales (Benedictines).



                St. Cledwyn (Clydwyn) of Wales
                ---------------------------------------------------------------
                5th century. Patron saint of Llangledwyn in Carmarthenshire. Alleged
                to have been the eldest son of King Saint Brychan (f.d. April 6), and to
                have succeeded him as ruler of part of his dominions (Benedictines).


                St. Dingad (Digat) of Wales
                ---------------------------------------------------------------
                Died 5th century. Saint Dingad was another son of the chieftain Brychan
                of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He led a monastic or eremitical life at
                Llandingad (Llandovery, Dyfed) in Monmouthshire, southern Wales. The
                patron of Dingestow (Gwent) may be today's saint or Dingad ab Nudd Hael,
                king of Bryn Buga (Benedictines, Bowen, Farmer).


                Troparion of Ss Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad tone 4
                Treasures of the legacy of Brychan,/ noble ascetics and teachers of the
                Orthodox Faith,/ O pious Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad, who make this day
                illustrious with your memory,/ cease not in your intercessions before
                the Throne of Grace/ that Christ our God will be gracious to us and show
                us great mercy.


                St. Gwythian (Gwithian, Gothian)
                ---------------------------------------------------------------
                Date unknown. Saint Gwythian, patron of a church in northern Cornwall
                and a nearby ruined chapel, settled at Towednack and was probably
                associated with Saint Winwaloe (f.d. March 3) (Farmer).

                Church of Saint Gwithian in Cornwall
                http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/Gwithian.htm


                Lives kindly supplied by:
                For All the Saints:
                http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                These Lives are archived at:
                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤
              • Ambrois O Maonaigh
                Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Cadfan of Wales * St. Ceitho of Wales * St. Pabiali
                Message 7 of 15 , Oct 31, 2010
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                  Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November

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                  * St. Cadfan of Wales
                  * St. Ceitho of Wales
                  * St. Pabiali of Wales
                  * St. Dingad of Wales
                  * St. Cledwyn of Wales
                  * St. Gwythian of Cornwall
                  =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


                  St. Cadfan of Wales, Abbot
                  (Catamanu, Catman)
                  ---------------------------------------------------------------
                  Died probably at Bardsey in the early 6th century. A missionary from Letavia (probably in Brittany but possibly in south-eastern Wales) to Wales, Cadfan founded monasteries at Towyn in Merionethshire and Llangadfan in Montgomeryshire, and later a monastic centre on the island of Bardsey (Ynys Enlli), where he was first abbot. Bardsey developed into a great centre of monasticism. It is said that as he went from Towyn to Llangadfan he passed through Pistyll Gadfan, Eisteddfa Gadfa, and Llwbyr Gadfan.

                  Bardsey Island is still a wild, isolated place - exactly the kind of spot to which the Celtic monks liked to retreat. The first monastery here was founded by St Cadfan in 429. Today's remains are 13th century
                  and are of the Augustinian abbey of St Mary, built on the site of the original monastery. In time Bardsey became one of the most popular places of pilgrimage in Britain and many went there to be buried so as to be close to the numerous ascetic saints who died there. In time it became known as "The Island of 20,000 Saints." Human bones were so common that they were used to mend fences!

                  Cadfan's holy well could be found in the churchyard at Towyn, near his chapel (since destroyed), where many were cured of rheumatism, scrofula, and skin diseases. It continued to attract pilgrims long after the Reformation. Baths and changing-rooms were added until it went into disuse about 1894.

                  In the church at Towyn, there is a stone pillar, called the Cadfan stone, with an ancient inscription that marks the place of his burial:

                  "Beneath a similar mound lies Cadfan,
                  sad it should enclose the praise of the earth.
                  May he rest without blemish."

                  A Cadfan also has an active cultus in Finistere and Cotes du Nord, Brittany. While it is generally held that this is the same Cadfan (the reason for thinking that he was a Breton), there are still problems in
                  making the connection between the two. The question may never be settled. The Breton Cadfan is the patron of a church at Poullan, near Douarnenez. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

                  Troparion of St Cadfan tone 8
                  Leaving thy native Brittany for the love of Christ, O Father Cadfan,/
                  thou dost teach us not to love places or things more than Him./
                  Wherefore, O holy one, intercede for us that we may be faithful to our
                  calling and found worthy of great mercy.

                  Information and photographs of Bardsey Island:
                  http://freespace.virgin.net/well.springs/Wellspring_of_Pilgrimage/bardsey.htm
                  m

                  http://web.archive.org/web/20001207171600/http://www.ccw.gov.uk/register/english\
                  /level2/bardsey.htm
                  TINY Url
                  http://tinyurl.com/633clg

                  http://www.britannia.com/wales/sacred/sac14.html



                  St. Ceitho of Wales
                  ---------------------------------------------------------------
                  6th century. One of five brothers, saints of the great Welsh family of Cunedda. A church at Pumpsant was dedicated to the five brothers. That at Llangeith in Cardiganshire, was founded by Saint Ceitho
                  (Benedictines).

                  Troparion of St Ceitho tone 8
                  In God's earthly house is the very Gate of Heaven,/ O holy Ceitho in thy foundation thou didst open to men the way of salvation./ Wherefore, O Saint, pray that we, entering His holy temple,/ may worthily stand before God and implore Him to grant mercy to our souls.


                  St. Pabiali (Partypallai) of Wales
                  ---------------------------------------------------------------
                  5th or 6th century. Pabiali, another son of the British prince Brychan by his Spanish wife Proistri, is said to have gone to Spain. He is patron of a chapel called Partypallai in Wales (Benedictines).



                  St. Cledwyn (Clydwyn) of Wales
                  ---------------------------------------------------------------
                  5th century. Patron saint of Llangledwyn in Carmarthenshire. Alleged to have been the eldest son of King Saint Brychan (f.d. April 6), and to have succeeded him as ruler of part of his dominions (Benedictines).


                  St. Dingad (Digat) of Wales
                  ---------------------------------------------------------------
                  Died 5th century. Saint Dingad was another son of the chieftain Brychan of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He led a monastic or eremitical life at Llandingad (Llandovery, Dyfed) in Monmouthshire, southern Wales. The patron of Dingestow (Gwent) may be today's saint or Dingad ab Nudd Hael, king of Bryn Buga (Benedictines, Bowen, Farmer).


                  Troparion of Ss Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad tone 4
                  Treasures of the legacy of Brychan,/ noble ascetics and teachers of the Orthodox Faith,/ O pious Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad, who make this day illustrious with your memory,/ cease not in your intercessions before the Throne of Grace/ that Christ our God will be gracious to us and show us great mercy.


                  St. Gwythian (Gwithian, Gothian)
                  ---------------------------------------------------------------
                  Date unknown. Saint Gwythian, patron of a church in northern Cornwall and a nearby ruined chapel, settled at Towednack and was probably associated with Saint Winwaloe (f.d. March 3) (Farmer).

                  Church of Saint Gwithian in Cornwall
                  http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/Gwithian.htm


                  Lives kindly supplied by:
                  For All the Saints:
                  http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                  These Lives are archived at:
                  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                  ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤
                • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
                  Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Cadfan of Wales * St. Ceitho of Wales * St. Pabiali
                  Message 8 of 15 , Oct 31, 2011
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                    Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November

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                    * St. Cadfan of Wales
                    * St. Ceitho of Wales
                    * St. Pabiali of Wales
                    * St. Dingad of Wales
                    * St. Cledwyn of Wales
                    * St. Gwythian of Cornwall
                    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


                    St. Cadfan of Wales, Abbot
                    (Catamanu, Catman)
                    ---------------------------------------------------------------
                    Died probably at Bardsey in the early 6th century. A missionary from Letavia
                    (probably in Brittany but possibly in south-eastern Wales) to Wales, Cadfan
                    founded monasteries at Towyn in Merionethshire and Llangadfan in
                    Montgomeryshire, and later a monastic centre on the island of Bardsey (Ynys
                    Enlli), where he was first abbot. Bardsey developed into a great centre of
                    monasticism. It is said that as he went from Towyn to Llangadfan he passed
                    through Pistyll Gadfan, Eisteddfa Gadfa, and Llwbyr Gadfan.

                    Bardsey Island is still a wild, isolated place - exactly the kind of spot to
                    which the Celtic monks liked to retreat. The first monastery here was
                    founded by
                    St Cadfan in 429. Today's remains are 13th century
                    and are of the Augustinian abbey of St Mary, built on the site of the
                    original
                    monastery. In time Bardsey became one of the most popular places of
                    pilgrimage
                    in Britain and many went there to be buried so as to be close to the
                    numerous
                    ascetic saints who died there. In time it became known as "The Island of
                    20,000
                    Saints." Human bones were so common that they were used to mend fences!

                    Cadfan's holy well could be found in the churchyard at Towyn, near his
                    chapel
                    (since destroyed), where many were cured of rheumatism, scrofula, and skin
                    diseases. It continued to attract pilgrims long after the Reformation. Baths
                    and
                    changing-rooms were added until it went into disuse about 1894.

                    In the church at Towyn, there is a stone pillar, called the Cadfan stone,
                    with
                    an ancient inscription that marks the place of his burial:

                    "Beneath a similar mound lies Cadfan,
                    sad it should enclose the praise of the earth.
                    May he rest without blemish."

                    A Cadfan also has an active cultus in Finistere and Cotes du Nord, Brittany.
                    While it is generally held that this is the same Cadfan (the reason for
                    thinking
                    that he was a Breton), there are still problems in
                    making the connection between the two. The question may never be settled.
                    The
                    Breton Cadfan is the patron of a church at Poullan, near Douarnenez.
                    (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

                    Troparion of St Cadfan tone 8
                    Leaving thy native Brittany for the love of Christ, O Father Cadfan,/
                    thou dost teach us not to love places or things more than Him./
                    Wherefore, O holy one, intercede for us that we may be faithful to our
                    calling and found worthy of great mercy.

                    Information and photographs of Bardsey Island:
                    http://freespace.virgin.net/well.springs/Wellspring_of_Pilgrimage/bardsey.htm
                    m

                    http://web.archive.org/web/20001207171600/http://www.ccw.gov.uk/register/english/level2/bardsey.htm
                    TINY Url
                    http://tinyurl.com/633clg

                    http://www.britannia.com/wales/sacred/sac14.html



                    St. Ceitho of Wales
                    ---------------------------------------------------------------
                    6th century. One of five brothers, saints of the great Welsh family of
                    Cunedda.
                    A church at Pumpsant was dedicated to the five brothers. That at Llangeith
                    in
                    Cardiganshire, was founded by Saint Ceitho
                    (Benedictines).

                    Troparion of St Ceitho tone 8
                    In God's earthly house is the very Gate of Heaven,/ O holy Ceitho in thy
                    foundation thou didst open to men the way of salvation./ Wherefore, O Saint,
                    pray that we, entering His holy temple,/ may worthily stand before God and
                    implore Him to grant mercy to our souls.


                    St. Pabiali (Partypallai) of Wales
                    ---------------------------------------------------------------
                    5th or 6th century. Pabiali, another son of the British prince Brychan by
                    his
                    Spanish wife Proistri, is said to have gone to Spain. He is patron of a
                    chapel
                    called Partypallai in Wales (Benedictines).



                    St. Cledwyn (Clydwyn) of Wales
                    ---------------------------------------------------------------
                    5th century. Patron saint of Llangledwyn in Carmarthenshire. Alleged to have
                    been the eldest son of King Saint Brychan (f.d. April 6), and to have
                    succeeded
                    him as ruler of part of his dominions (Benedictines).


                    St. Dingad (Digat) of Wales
                    ---------------------------------------------------------------
                    Died 5th century. Saint Dingad was another son of the chieftain Brychan of
                    Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He led a monastic or eremitical life at Llandingad
                    (Llandovery, Dyfed) in Monmouthshire, southern Wales. The patron of
                    Dingestow
                    (Gwent) may be today's saint or Dingad ab Nudd Hael, king of Bryn Buga
                    (Benedictines, Bowen, Farmer).


                    Troparion of Ss Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad tone 4
                    Treasures of the legacy of Brychan,/ noble ascetics and teachers of the
                    Orthodox
                    Faith,/ O pious Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad, who make this day illustrious
                    with
                    your memory,/ cease not in your intercessions before the Throne of Grace/
                    that
                    Christ our God will be gracious to us and show us great mercy.


                    St. Gwythian (Gwithian, Gothian)
                    ---------------------------------------------------------------
                    Date unknown. Saint Gwythian, patron of a church in northern Cornwall and a
                    nearby ruined chapel, settled at Towednack and was probably associated with
                    Saint Winwaloe (f.d. March 3) (Farmer).

                    Church of Saint Gwithian in Cornwall
                    http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/Gwithian.htm


                    Lives kindly supplied by:
                    For All the Saints:
                    http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                    These Lives are archived at:
                    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                    ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤
                  • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
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                    Message 9 of 15 , Oct 31, 2012
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                      Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November

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                      * St. Cadfan of Wales
                      * St. Ceitho of Wales
                      * St. Pabiali of Wales
                      * St. Dingad of Wales
                      * St. Cledwyn of Wales
                      * St. Gwythian of Cornwall
                      =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


                      St. Cadfan of Wales, Abbot
                      (Catamanu, Catman)
                      ---------------------------------------------------------------
                      Died probably at Bardsey in the early 6th century. A missionary from Letavia
                      (probably in Brittany but possibly in south-eastern Wales) to Wales, Cadfan
                      founded monasteries at Towyn in Merionethshire and Llangadfan in
                      Montgomeryshire, and later a monastic centre on the island of Bardsey (Ynys
                      Enlli), where he was first abbot. Bardsey developed into a great centre of
                      monasticism. It is said that as he went from Towyn to Llangadfan he passed
                      through Pistyll Gadfan, Eisteddfa Gadfa, and Llwbyr Gadfan.

                      Bardsey Island is still a wild, isolated place - exactly the kind of spot to
                      which the Celtic monks liked to retreat. The first monastery here was
                      founded by
                      St Cadfan in 429. Today's remains are 13th century
                      and are of the Augustinian abbey of St Mary, built on the site of the
                      original
                      monastery. In time Bardsey became one of the most popular places of
                      pilgrimage
                      in Britain and many went there to be buried so as to be close to the
                      numerous
                      ascetic saints who died there. In time it became known as "The Island of
                      20,000
                      Saints." Human bones were so common that they were used to mend fences!

                      Cadfan's holy well could be found in the churchyard at Towyn, near his
                      chapel
                      (since destroyed), where many were cured of rheumatism, scrofula, and skin
                      diseases. It continued to attract pilgrims long after the Reformation. Baths
                      and
                      changing-rooms were added until it went into disuse about 1894.

                      In the church at Towyn, there is a stone pillar, called the Cadfan stone,
                      with
                      an ancient inscription that marks the place of his burial:

                      "Beneath a similar mound lies Cadfan,
                      sad it should enclose the praise of the earth.
                      May he rest without blemish."

                      A Cadfan also has an active cultus in Finistere and Cotes du Nord, Brittany.
                      While it is generally held that this is the same Cadfan (the reason for
                      thinking
                      that he was a Breton), there are still problems in
                      making the connection between the two. The question may never be settled.
                      The
                      Breton Cadfan is the patron of a church at Poullan, near Douarnenez.
                      (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

                      Troparion of St Cadfan tone 8
                      Leaving thy native Brittany for the love of Christ, O Father Cadfan,/
                      thou dost teach us not to love places or things more than Him./
                      Wherefore, O holy one, intercede for us that we may be faithful to our
                      calling and found worthy of great mercy.

                      Information and photographs of Bardsey Island:
                      http://freespace.virgin.net/well.springs/Wellspring_of_Pilgrimage/bardsey.htm
                      m

                      http://web.archive.org/web/20001207171600/http://www.ccw.gov.uk/register/english\
                      /level2/bardsey.htm
                      TINY Url
                      http://tinyurl.com/633clg

                      http://www.britannia.com/wales/sacred/sac14.html



                      St. Ceitho of Wales
                      ---------------------------------------------------------------
                      6th century. One of five brothers, saints of the great Welsh family of
                      Cunedda.
                      A church at Pumpsant was dedicated to the five brothers. That at Llangeith
                      in
                      Cardiganshire, was founded by Saint Ceitho
                      (Benedictines).

                      Troparion of St Ceitho tone 8
                      In God's earthly house is the very Gate of Heaven,/ O holy Ceitho in thy
                      foundation thou didst open to men the way of salvation./ Wherefore, O Saint,
                      pray that we, entering His holy temple,/ may worthily stand before God and
                      implore Him to grant mercy to our souls.


                      St. Pabiali (Partypallai) of Wales
                      ---------------------------------------------------------------
                      5th or 6th century. Pabiali, another son of the British prince Brychan by
                      his
                      Spanish wife Proistri, is said to have gone to Spain. He is patron of a
                      chapel
                      called Partypallai in Wales (Benedictines).



                      St. Cledwyn (Clydwyn) of Wales
                      ---------------------------------------------------------------
                      5th century. Patron saint of Llangledwyn in Carmarthenshire. Alleged to have
                      been the eldest son of King Saint Brychan (f.d. April 6), and to have
                      succeeded
                      him as ruler of part of his dominions (Benedictines).


                      St. Dingad (Digat) of Wales
                      ---------------------------------------------------------------
                      Died 5th century. Saint Dingad was another son of the chieftain Brychan of
                      Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He led a monastic or eremitical life at Llandingad
                      (Llandovery, Dyfed) in Monmouthshire, southern Wales. The patron of
                      Dingestow
                      (Gwent) may be today's saint or Dingad ab Nudd Hael, king of Bryn Buga
                      (Benedictines, Bowen, Farmer).


                      Troparion of Ss Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad tone 4
                      Treasures of the legacy of Brychan,/ noble ascetics and teachers of the
                      Orthodox
                      Faith,/ O pious Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad, who make this day illustrious
                      with
                      your memory,/ cease not in your intercessions before the Throne of Grace/
                      that
                      Christ our God will be gracious to us and show us great mercy.


                      St. Gwythian (Gwithian, Gothian)
                      ---------------------------------------------------------------
                      Date unknown. Saint Gwythian, patron of a church in northern Cornwall and a
                      nearby ruined chapel, settled at Towednack and was probably associated with
                      Saint Winwaloe (f.d. March 3) (Farmer).

                      Church of Saint Gwithian in Cornwall
                      http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/Gwithian.htm


                      Lives kindly supplied by:
                      For All the Saints:
                      http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                      These Lives are archived at:
                      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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                        Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November

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                        * St. Cadfan of Wales
                        * St. Ceitho of Wales
                        * St. Pabiali of Wales
                        * St. Dingad of Wales
                        * St. Cledwyn of Wales
                        * St. Gwythian of Cornwall
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                        St. Cadfan of Wales, Abbot
                        (Catamanu, Catman)
                        ---------------------------------------------------------------
                        Died probably at Bardsey in the early 6th century. A missionary from Letavia
                        (probably in Brittany but possibly in south-eastern Wales) to Wales, Cadfan
                        founded monasteries at Towyn in Merionethshire and Llangadfan in
                        Montgomeryshire, and later a monastic centre on the island of Bardsey (Ynys
                        Enlli), where he was first abbot. Bardsey developed into a great centre of
                        monasticism. It is said that as he went from Towyn to Llangadfan he passed
                        through Pistyll Gadfan, Eisteddfa Gadfa, and Llwbyr Gadfan.

                        Bardsey Island is still a wild, isolated place - exactly the kind of spot to
                        which the Celtic monks liked to retreat. The first monastery here was
                        founded by
                        St Cadfan in 429. Today's remains are 13th century
                        and are of the Augustinian abbey of St Mary, built on the site of the
                        original
                        monastery. In time Bardsey became one of the most popular places of
                        pilgrimage
                        in Britain and many went there to be buried so as to be close to the
                        numerous
                        ascetic saints who died there. In time it became known as "The Island of
                        20,000
                        Saints." Human bones were so common that they were used to mend fences!

                        Cadfan's holy well could be found in the churchyard at Towyn, near his
                        chapel
                        (since destroyed), where many were cured of rheumatism, scrofula, and skin
                        diseases. It continued to attract pilgrims long after the Reformation. Baths
                        and
                        changing-rooms were added until it went into disuse about 1894.

                        In the church at Towyn, there is a stone pillar, called the Cadfan stone,
                        with
                        an ancient inscription that marks the place of his burial:

                        "Beneath a similar mound lies Cadfan,
                        sad it should enclose the praise of the earth.
                        May he rest without blemish."

                        A Cadfan also has an active cultus in Finistere and Cotes du Nord, Brittany.
                        While it is generally held that this is the same Cadfan (the reason for
                        thinking
                        that he was a Breton), there are still problems in
                        making the connection between the two. The question may never be settled.
                        The
                        Breton Cadfan is the patron of a church at Poullan, near Douarnenez.
                        (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

                        Troparion of St Cadfan tone 8
                        Leaving thy native Brittany for the love of Christ, O Father Cadfan,/
                        thou dost teach us not to love places or things more than Him./
                        Wherefore, O holy one, intercede for us that we may be faithful to our
                        calling and found worthy of great mercy.

                        Information and photographs of Bardsey Island:
                        http://freespace.virgin.net/well.springs/Wellspring_of_Pilgrimage/bardsey.htm
                        m

                        http://web.archive.org/web/20001207171600/http://www.ccw.gov.uk/register/english\
                        /level2/bardsey.htm
                        TINY Url
                        http://tinyurl.com/633clg

                        http://www.britannia.com/wales/sacred/sac14.html



                        St. Ceitho of Wales
                        ---------------------------------------------------------------
                        6th century. One of five brothers, saints of the great Welsh family of
                        Cunedda.
                        A church at Pumpsant was dedicated to the five brothers. That at Llangeith
                        in
                        Cardiganshire, was founded by Saint Ceitho
                        (Benedictines).

                        Troparion of St Ceitho tone 8
                        In God's earthly house is the very Gate of Heaven,/ O holy Ceitho in thy
                        foundation thou didst open to men the way of salvation./ Wherefore, O Saint,
                        pray that we, entering His holy temple,/ may worthily stand before God and
                        implore Him to grant mercy to our souls.


                        St. Pabiali (Partypallai) of Wales
                        ---------------------------------------------------------------
                        5th or 6th century. Pabiali, another son of the British prince Brychan by
                        his
                        Spanish wife Proistri, is said to have gone to Spain. He is patron of a
                        chapel
                        called Partypallai in Wales (Benedictines).



                        St. Cledwyn (Clydwyn) of Wales
                        ---------------------------------------------------------------
                        5th century. Patron saint of Llangledwyn in Carmarthenshire. Alleged to have
                        been the eldest son of King Saint Brychan (f.d. April 6), and to have
                        succeeded
                        him as ruler of part of his dominions (Benedictines).


                        St. Dingad (Digat) of Wales
                        ---------------------------------------------------------------
                        Died 5th century. Saint Dingad was another son of the chieftain Brychan of
                        Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He led a monastic or eremitical life at Llandingad
                        (Llandovery, Dyfed) in Monmouthshire, southern Wales. The patron of
                        Dingestow
                        (Gwent) may be today's saint or Dingad ab Nudd Hael, king of Bryn Buga
                        (Benedictines, Bowen, Farmer).


                        Troparion of Ss Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad tone 4
                        Treasures of the legacy of Brychan,/ noble ascetics and teachers of the
                        Orthodox
                        Faith,/ O pious Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad, who make this day illustrious
                        with
                        your memory,/ cease not in your intercessions before the Throne of Grace/
                        that
                        Christ our God will be gracious to us and show us great mercy.


                        St. Gwythian (Gwithian, Gothian)
                        ---------------------------------------------------------------
                        Date unknown. Saint Gwythian, patron of a church in northern Cornwall and a
                        nearby ruined chapel, settled at Towednack and was probably associated with
                        Saint Winwaloe (f.d. March 3) (Farmer).

                        Church of Saint Gwithian in Cornwall
                        http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/Gwithian.htm

                        These Lives are archived at:
                        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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                          Celtic and Old English Saints 1 November

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                          * St. Cadfan of Wales
                          * St. Ceitho of Wales
                          * St. Pabiali of Wales
                          * St. Dingad of Wales
                          * St. Cledwyn of Wales
                          * St. Gwythian of Cornwall
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                          St. Cadfan of Wales, Abbot
                          (Catamanu, Catman)
                          ---------------------------------------------------------------
                          Died probably at Bardsey in the early 6th century. A missionary from Letavia
                          (probably in Brittany but possibly in south-eastern Wales) to Wales, Cadfan
                          founded monasteries at Towyn in Merionethshire and Llangadfan in
                          Montgomeryshire, and later a monastic centre on the island of Bardsey (Ynys
                          Enlli), where he was first abbot. Bardsey developed into a great centre of
                          monasticism. It is said that as he went from Towyn to Llangadfan he passed
                          through Pistyll Gadfan, Eisteddfa Gadfa, and Llwbyr Gadfan.

                          Bardsey Island is still a wild, isolated place - exactly the kind of spot to
                          which the Celtic monks liked to retreat. The first monastery here was
                          founded by
                          St Cadfan in 429. Today's remains are 13th century
                          and are of the Augustinian abbey of St Mary, built on the site of the
                          original
                          monastery. In time Bardsey became one of the most popular places of
                          pilgrimage
                          in Britain and many went there to be buried so as to be close to the
                          numerous
                          ascetic saints who died there. In time it became known as "The Island of
                          20,000
                          Saints." Human bones were so common that they were used to mend fences!

                          Cadfan's holy well could be found in the churchyard at Towyn, near his
                          chapel
                          (since destroyed), where many were cured of rheumatism, scrofula, and skin
                          diseases. It continued to attract pilgrims long after the Reformation. Baths
                          and
                          changing-rooms were added until it went into disuse about 1894.

                          In the church at Towyn, there is a stone pillar, called the Cadfan stone,
                          with
                          an ancient inscription that marks the place of his burial:

                          "Beneath a similar mound lies Cadfan,
                          sad it should enclose the praise of the earth.
                          May he rest without blemish."

                          A Cadfan also has an active cultus in Finistere and Cotes du Nord, Brittany.
                          While it is generally held that this is the same Cadfan (the reason for
                          thinking
                          that he was a Breton), there are still problems in
                          making the connection between the two. The question may never be settled.
                          The
                          Breton Cadfan is the patron of a church at Poullan, near Douarnenez.
                          (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

                          Troparion of St Cadfan tone 8
                          Leaving thy native Brittany for the love of Christ, O Father Cadfan,/
                          thou dost teach us not to love places or things more than Him./
                          Wherefore, O holy one, intercede for us that we may be faithful to our
                          calling and found worthy of great mercy.

                          Information and photographs of Bardsey Island:
                          http://freespace.virgin.net/well.springs/Wellspring_of_Pilgrimage/bardsey.htm
                          m

                          http://web.archive.org/web/20001207171600/http://www.ccw.gov.uk/register/english\
                          /level2/bardsey.htm
                          TINY Url
                          http://tinyurl.com/633clg

                          http://www.britannia.com/wales/sacred/sac14.html



                          St. Ceitho of Wales
                          ---------------------------------------------------------------
                          6th century. One of five brothers, saints of the great Welsh family of
                          Cunedda.
                          A church at Pumpsant was dedicated to the five brothers. That at Llangeith
                          in
                          Cardiganshire, was founded by Saint Ceitho
                          (Benedictines).

                          Troparion of St Ceitho tone 8
                          In God's earthly house is the very Gate of Heaven,/ O holy Ceitho in thy
                          foundation thou didst open to men the way of salvation./ Wherefore, O Saint,
                          pray that we, entering His holy temple,/ may worthily stand before God and
                          implore Him to grant mercy to our souls.


                          St. Pabiali (Partypallai) of Wales
                          ---------------------------------------------------------------
                          5th or 6th century. Pabiali, another son of the British prince Brychan by
                          his
                          Spanish wife Proistri, is said to have gone to Spain. He is patron of a
                          chapel
                          called Partypallai in Wales (Benedictines).



                          St. Cledwyn (Clydwyn) of Wales
                          ---------------------------------------------------------------
                          5th century. Patron saint of Llangledwyn in Carmarthenshire. Alleged to have
                          been the eldest son of King Saint Brychan (f.d. April 6), and to have
                          succeeded
                          him as ruler of part of his dominions (Benedictines).


                          St. Dingad (Digat) of Wales
                          ---------------------------------------------------------------
                          Died 5th century. Saint Dingad was another son of the chieftain Brychan of
                          Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He led a monastic or eremitical life at Llandingad
                          (Llandovery, Dyfed) in Monmouthshire, southern Wales. The patron of
                          Dingestow
                          (Gwent) may be today's saint or Dingad ab Nudd Hael, king of Bryn Buga
                          (Benedictines, Bowen, Farmer).


                          Troparion of Ss Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad tone 4
                          Treasures of the legacy of Brychan,/ noble ascetics and teachers of the
                          Orthodox
                          Faith,/ O pious Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad, who make this day illustrious
                          with
                          your memory,/ cease not in your intercessions before the Throne of Grace/
                          that
                          Christ our God will be gracious to us and show us great mercy.


                          St. Gwythian (Gwithian, Gothian)
                          ---------------------------------------------------------------
                          Date unknown. Saint Gwythian, patron of a church in northern Cornwall and a
                          nearby ruined chapel, settled at Towednack and was probably associated with
                          Saint Winwaloe (f.d. March 3) (Farmer).

                          Church of Saint Gwithian in Cornwall
                          http://homepages.tesco.net/~k.wasley/Gwithian.htm

                          These Lives are archived at:
                          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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